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Old 04-21-2016, 09:17 AM   #1
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Water Filtration and Pump Concern

I am at the point of buying a new water filter. My current filter is KW1 which I read has a 30 micron filtration. Should I stay with a similar micron rating or get a better 5 or 10 micron rated filter. My main concern is flow rate and pressure and mostly the possible damage or strain on the water pump. Am I over thinking this filter decision?
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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I am at the point of buying a new water filter. My current filter is KW1 which I read has a 30 micron filtration. Should I stay with a similar micron rating or get a better 5 or 10 micron rated filter. My main concern is flow rate and pressure and mostly the possible damage or strain on the water pump. Am I over thinking this filter decision?
Are you talking Filter change or Element? If Element what choice do you have from KW1? 30 is pretty coarse! Youroo!!
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:17 AM   #3
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Good catch. I am going to replace the filter housing so that I can buy a standard 10" filter from Amazon or local stores. I am gathering information as to which filter I should buy. i.e.- 5, 10, 20, or 30 micron filter.
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Many of us have taken the housing and put it outside. very easy since you are planning to replace the entire thing anyway.

I replaced mine with a Home Depot special, it will take 30 or 5 micron filters. I like the 5 better, but i probably only think that because i know the filter I used.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:26 AM   #5
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You are over thinking possible pump damage. Type of filter has no influence on pump longevity.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:51 PM   #6
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I just took out the factory supplied cartridge and left the housing. I use inexpensive inline Camco filters and change them twice a year. Amazon or Wal- Mart have them all the time. Makes winterization a lot easier.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:26 PM   #7
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I took forum advice this Spring and went with an outdoor filter. I removed the cannister completely by cutting the pvc on both sides and joining the water line with a shark bite connector. I will be using the in line Camco filterson the outside on my water hose. No more winterizing that cannister or buying the expensive filters for it.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:01 PM   #8
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You are over thinking possible pump damage. Type of filter has no influence on pump longevity.
A smaller micron will plug faster than a larger micron as it will remove more debris. A plugged filter would starve the pump and could cause it to overheat.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:14 PM   #9
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A smaller micron will plug faster than a larger micron as it will remove more debris. A plugged filter would starve the pump and could cause it to overheat.
Yep. Even when not plugged, more effort is required to pull water through a better filter. Even if the difference is minimal, there is a difference.
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After reading the leaking problems due to the filter housing, I disconnected the filter housing and just bypassed my filter. I use those blue inline Camco filters from Walmart.
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